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Dragobete, Romanian Lovers’ Day, celebrated at Bucharest museums

The “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History in Bucharest is celebrating Dragobete, the Romanian Lovers’ Day, February 24, with surprises to the love couples that visit the permanent exhibition, Mediafax quoted the museum press release as saying. Having visited the exhibition, the love couples can fill out a questionnaire toward being the potential winners of a set of albums containing spectacular pictures and information about the special pieces in the collection. The winners will be announced on the Antipa Museum Facebook page on Monday, Feb 25. In its turn, the “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum invites you on Feb 24 to love the Romanian way on Dragobete Day, a program part of the “Youth Celebration” series of events program. Children will be welcome by Zurli Theater and “The Bear tricked by the Fox”, as well as The Merry Jester, Tandala and Ileana Cosanzeana. The “Dragobete Kisses the Girls” photography exhibition opens at the “Gheorghe Focsa” Exhibition Hall, an event organized together with the My Beloved Bucharest Organization. Actress Alexandra Velniciuc teaches us a “Dragobete charm” and the Cuckoos Group of customs and traditions from   Branesti, Ilfov Co, trumpet their being the “Heralds of Spring”, assuring us that their lucky walking cans will protect us from bad luck throughout the year. “Who could hate love?”, ask traditional folk music performers Maria Butaciu, Maria Bandoiu, Constantin Bahrin, Alexandru Patrascu, Gabriel Dumitru and Rodica Anghelescu bent on bringing the joy of music and dance  to us all. Tudor Niculescu Mizil teaches romantics how “Love … on guitar strings” is, as he performs classical instrumental pieces, while actor and singer Daniel Fat invites us to listen to ”Love Ballads”, soulful ballads and then teaches us to “Love…the Greek Way, helped by the Ploiesti branch of the  Orfeas Ensemble of the Hellenic Union in  Romania.Mask Theater actors and actresses led by actor Mihai Malaimare will perform “Romanians on… Dragobete”. Having participated in the “Best Love Poem” contest, answer actor Alexandru Nicolae Mihai’s invitation and buy the most beautiful and original March charms around, as well as the “sweet charms” of traditional Romanian cuisine and bio products.

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